Jesse Chavez
Blue Jays' Jesse Chavez: Wins arbitration case, gets $4 million
Jesse Chavez, RP, TOR
2/6/2016
News: Chavez won his arbitration case and will make $4 million in 2016, Jerry Crasnick of ESPN.com reports.

While arbitration trials aren't the best way to get on the right foot with a new team, Chavez will bring a solid back-of-the-rotation presence to a staff that needs starting depth. The $4 million salary is a $1.85 million raise from last season.

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Zach Britton
Orioles' Zach Britton: Settles with Orioles at $6.75 million
Zach Britton, RP, BAL
2/5/2016
News: Britton settled his arbitration case with the Orioles by agreeing to a $6.75 million deal, Jon Heyman of MLB Network reports.

Britton enjoyed another great season as the Orioles closer in 2015 and will receive nearly $3.5 million more next season as compensation. He still has Darren O'Day lurking if the wheels fall off, but his peripherals paint a picture as strong as his actual performance, striking out more than a batter per inning while forcing an elite 79.1 percent groundball rate.

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Louis Coleman
Louis Coleman: Clears waivers Friday
Louis Coleman, RP, KC
2/5/2016
News: Coleman cleared waivers Friday, Rustin Dodd of The Kansas City Star reports.

The 29-year-old will now look to sign with a new team in free agency. It is likely that he will find a home sooner than later after posting a 1.69 ERA at the Triple-A level over 64 innings of relief in 2015.

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Vinnie Pestano
Yankees' Vinnie Pestano: Receives invitation to spring training
Vinnie Pestano, RP, NYY
2/5/2016
News: Pestano received an invitation to spring training Friday, Jared Diamond of the Wall Street Journal reports.

Pestano split time between Triple-A and the majors in the Angels' organization last season, but saw much more success in the minors. There's a good chance that he could head back to the minors if he can't garner a low-leverage bullpen role in spring training.

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Diego Moreno
Yankees' Diego Moreno: Signs a minor league contract with Yankees on Friday
Diego Moreno, RP, NYY
2/5/2016
News: Moreno signed a minor league contract with the Yankees on Friday that includes an invitation to spring training, Jared Diamond of the Wall Street Journal reports.

Moreno spent most of 2015 with Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, but also got a dose of the majors after posting a 2.18 ERA with the Rail Riders. The Yankees are pretty well off in the bullpen, so it's likely that he'll head to the minors after spring training concludes.

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Richard Bleier
Yankees' Richard Bleier: Receives invitation to spring training
Richard Bleier, RP, NYY
2/5/2016
News: Bleier received an invitation to spring training Friday, Jared Diamond of the Wall Street Journal reports.

The left-hander played at both Double-A and Triple-A in the Nationals organization last season, posting a combined 2.57 ERA and showing impeccable control. With the Yankees bullpen pretty well set, he'll probably head back to the minors once spring training is over.

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David Aardsma
Blue Jays' David Aardsma: Signs minor league deal with Toronto
David Aardsma, RP, TOR
2/5/2016
News: Aardsma and the Blue Jays agreed to terms on a minor league deal, which includes a spring training invite, Friday, Ben Nicholson-Smith of SportsNet reports.

Aardsma signed on with the Braves midway through last season after opting out of his deal with the Dodgers. He was called up to the majors in early June but would go on to struggle through 33 appearances, posting a 4.28 ERA and 1.272 WHIP across 30.2 innings. Aardsma, 34, seems like somewhat of a longshot to make the Blue Jays' Opening Day roster, so could end up beginning the year down in Triple-A.

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Brian Matusz
Orioles' Brian Matusz: Agrees to one-year contract with Orioles, avoiding arbitration
Brian Matusz, RP, BAL
2/4/2016
News: Matusz and the Orioles agreed to a one-year, $3.9 million contract Thursday, avoiding arbitration, Roch Kubatko of MASN Sports reports.

The Orioles came out on top of this deal by a bit, as Matusz asked for $4.4 million and the Orioles countered with $3.5 million. This deal officially brings the left-hander back as a large part of the Baltimore bullpen after Matusz posted a 2.94 ERA with 10.3 K/9 in 2015.

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Anthony Bass
Anthony Bass: Headed to Japan for 2016 season
Anthony Bass, RP, SEA
2/3/2016
News: Bass will play in Japan in 2016, Baseball America reports.

He was traded to the Mariners during the offseason, but was then released from his contract to pursue playing overseas. He signed a contract with the Nippon Ham Fighters, and will not pitch in the big leagues this season.

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Maikel Cleto
White Sox's Maikel Cleto: Signs minor league deal with White Sox
Maikel Cleto, RP, CHW
2/2/2016
News: Cleto signed a minor league contract with the White Sox, Baseball America reports.

Control issues plagued Cleto during his time with the big club in 2014 and continued into spring training, leading to his outright assignment to Triple-A Charlotte just before the start of last season. He was able to overcome those issues to a significant extent with Charlotte (3.00 ERA, 10.8 K/9), but Cleto has more to prove to regain a spot on the 40-man roster.

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